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Occurrence of mite Ophionyssus natricis (Acari: Macronyssidae) on captive snakes from Panama

Miranda, R. J., Cleghorn, J. E., Bermúdez, S. E. and Perotti, M. A. (2017) Occurrence of mite Ophionyssus natricis (Acari: Macronyssidae) on captive snakes from Panama. Acarologia, 57 (2). pp. 365-368. ISSN 0044-586X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20164161

Abstract/Summary

We report for the first time the presence of the snake mite, Ophionyssus natricis (Gervais) (Mesostigmata: Macronyssidae) on captive snakes kept at Panama City, Panama. This occurrence adds a new record to the geographical distribution of O. natricis as well as confirms its high prevalence on captive reptiles. Several Boidae species, Boa constrictor, Epicrates maurus, Corallus ruschenbergerii, Corallus caninus and a Pythonidae, Python regius were found infested with intensities varying from 10 to 2200 mites each. These findings represent the second record of O. natricis for Central America.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
ID Code:67213
Publisher:Acarologia

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